Commuting/Short Touring folder - options?
I'm fascinated by folding bikes. I seem to be alone in my crowd (one of my friends has an unhealthy amount of hatred for them) but I find them beautiful to look at and I just love the whole concept.
I'm in the market for a folder which could take me on my very short (2 miles) daily commute, but also one I could take on holidays (I'm going to prague for a week next month) and on a 3 week tour of holland, belgium, luxembourg, france and germany (very brief visits, but a good few hills to negotiate, travelling with the bare minimum). I use trains a lot too, and it'd be great to be able to get on a train without being scorned.
Budget is the only problem really. I have about £500 in all. I've been looking at Dahon this morning - the Speed P8 and the Curve D3. I understand these come with some kind of rack? Anyway, I'm open to all suggestions.